Most Chelsea supporters on social media batted away the reports tying them to Real Sociedad striker, Alexander Isak.
Noticias de Gipuzkoa recently stated that Isak caught the Blues attention following his European Championship performance for Sweden on Monday.
Although they drew 0-0 with Spain, the 21-year-old gave a very good account of himself and was unfortunate not to etch his name onto the scoresheet.
That is something he did regularly for his club side last campaign.
He scored 17 goals for Sociedad in 34 La Liga appearances, earning him the league’s Young Player of the Year award.
But despite Isak’s enticing profile, Blues fans did not want him gracing the Stamford Bridge pitch any time soon.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
This Is Tammy Abraham all over again… Isak won’t get us where we want to go. Why even sign him when we have @tammyabraham— Champions Of Europe ⭐⭐. (@The5thstand_) June 18, 2021
Another La Liga merchant with a huge release clause. Marina has learned her lesson with kepa— Who wants me out now (@thanos_won) June 18, 2021
No thanks he is not better than Abraham— OlaCFC (@OlamideRaheem8) June 18, 2021
Hard pass— It’s Great To Be Champions (@primepuIisicc) June 18, 2021
Don’t even try it. The only alternative to Haaland is Lukaku/Kane, Isak is a talent but he’s just jammy with good dribbling and finishing— CFC Josh (@Josh17670084) June 18, 2021
Don’t think we would need him not really a big upgrade but he’s a great player— Raf (@CFC_Raf) June 18, 2021
No thanks— Stan Blewitt⭐️⭐️ (@StanBlewitt) June 18, 2021
Haha rather keep Tammy 💀— Titus🇧🇷 (@CFCTitus) June 18, 2021
Chelsea are in need of a new centre-forward, but Isak certainly is not their first choice.
In fact, he probably doesn’t even rank inside the top five.
Erling Haaland is the hot topic of discussion, closely followed by Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane.
Robert Lewandowski has even been mentioned in conversation, as did Sergio Aguero before he joined Barcelona.
There is still some way to go before the summer transfer window closes, yet Thomas Tuchel would ideally like a new striker ahead of his first pre-season in charge of Chelsea.
And if Haaland is not available, then alternatives like Isak may just have to be considered.
Theoretically, he would be the ‘cheaper’ option, with his Sociedad release clause standing at €70m (£59.9m).